Pandora Korean Film to Be Exclusively Distributed by Netflix
South Korean entertainment industry is steadily gaining the attention of people from around the world. The country’s K-Pop scene has already taken over most of Asia and is now slowly conquering the West. The movie industry is not far off especially with the recent success of zombie breakout film Train to Busan. There are a couple of major production films from South Korea that everyone is waiting for. And one of these is the disaster film, Pandora.
Netflix Buys Exclusive Rights To Pandora
South Korean film production and distribution company, Next Entertainment World, is known for a recent South Korean film that took over the world. Train to Busan was a breakout film that received such a massive success that it had to be released outside South Korea. On top of that, fans from around the world have been urging the team behind the movie to make a sequel film.
Next Entertainment World’s next promising movie is the highly anticipated disaster film Pandora. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming film is the first Korean title pre-sold to Netflix. The movie will be exclusively available for streaming in 190 countries excluding Korea. It will be available in its home country after its release in theaters. The premiere date of Pandora has not been announced yet.
The vice president for content acquisition, Rob Roy, said that they are excited to work with Next Entertainment World. He reiterated that Netflix is fully committed to bringing “the best global entertainment to the world.” The top executives of the world’s leading streaming service Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos said that they plan on expanding Netflix’s roster of Korean originals.
Netflix recently premiered Drama World, another Korean original. The network has also announced that it would be investing $50 million on fantasy film Okja by Bong Joon Hi.
Park Jung Woo directed Pandora who is an award-winning screenwriter before crossing over to filmmaking. He is recently known for his work on sci-fi horror movie Deranged. The movie will follow a man played by Kim Nam-Gil who risks his life to save his family and country after a disaster hit a nuclear power plant located their small town.
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